Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Peanut Butter Cups:




       The weather here in Santa Cruz, California has been dreary at best. Over cast skies, angry ocean waves, and heavy rains have all tried to dampen my mood. In effort to keep things cheery (despite Winter finally making an appearance) I made a batch of these peanut butter cups. With only two ingredients (that you probably already have in your kitchen) these peanut butter cups are as easy to make as they are to eat. I did run into a couple small bumps along this particular culinary journey. But don't worry, I figured out how to smooth over any slight snags in the cooking process and I included a few helpful tips for making your own addictive candy as simple as possible! 


Supplies:
- Foil candy cup liners
- Paint brush (use a fresh brush for cooking projects)
- Mini muffin pan
- Scissors (not pictured)

Magic Ingredients:
- Peanut Butter
- Chocolate chips

Let's get started!
1: Line the mini muffin pan with the foil candy cup liners.

2: In 20 second intervals, melt the chocolate chips in the microwave until you achieve a glossy and smooth texture. 

3: Fill the candy cup liners half way with the melted chocolate.



4: Using the paint brush, brush the chocolate up to the top edges of the candy cup liners.


5: Transport the muffin tray into the fridge and let chill for 30 minutes. 


6: Fill a plastic bag with peanut butter and cut the tip of the bag off with a pair of scissors


7: Pipe the peanut butter into the chocolate cups, only filling them partially. Smooth the peanut butter over with the paint brush. 



8: Add another dollop of melted chocolate into the candy cups and smooth over with a paint brush. 



9: Place the peanut butter cups into the fridge and let chill until hardened, around 30 minutes. Then serve!


I hope these sweet trifles can 
cheer you up peanut butter cup!

Yours,
Nico

22 comments:

  1. nice idea, I'll try!!

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  2. Mmmmm...I'd love one just now..looks amazing!! xx

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  3. Yes that cookie butter stuff would be perfect for these... send some to MN please :) PS. If we went to the same school I'm sure ditching class and shopping would be the least of our worries - we'd be complete trouble makers!

    XO
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  4. Looks so yammy, just love chocolate!

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  5. My grandma makes something similar. These look SO good!

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  6. trying this tomo :)
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  7. Yammy Yammy, looks so delicious :)

    Lovely greetz from germany.

    xoxo
    Ina

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  8. Girl, I use to eat so many of these! LOL They are really good. Thanks for the recipe.

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  9. i will this during weekend, yam yam waooo

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  10. what a great post. love it. i think i have to make some this weekend... *drooling*

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  11. Yes of course :) Following you now.
    Wait for you at my blog.

    xoxo
    Ina

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  12. yummy!

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  13. Oh god. These look divine. mmmm...



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  14. Look delicious, I will try.Thank you:)
    Love it:)) Great blog:)
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  15. mmmmmm yummy !
    i´ll try it !
    xoxo from spain love
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  16. These look delicious ! thanks for sharing !


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  17. NICO...this is awesome! OMG I love Reese's peanut butter cups...I work for Mars and we need to just acquire this brand to quell my satisfaction. Thank you SO much for sharing, I am going to tweet and fb share this post ;)

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  18. Yummmmmmm...Thank you for this recipe!!! I found you from Bessie of Bravoe Runway...Can't wait to make these. :-)Melody

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  19. Oh my gosh! These look insanely good. They made me happy just seeing the pictures:) X
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  20. Yum!! We must make these soon :)

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